Engr, Cust Supp 4 at KLA (Portland, OR)

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Company Overview
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

Group/Division
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Engineering, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities

** Position is based in Beaverton, OR. **

The Customer Support Engineer (CSE) is primarily responsible for customer service activities that are associated with updating, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing highly complex capital equipment at customer sites. The Customer Service Engineer represents the company to the customer and assumes accountability for customer satisfaction with service. The CSE assures the operational quality of the system equipment and coordinates actions with customers to minimize down-time and may provide assistance to Installation Engineers in resolving problems.
  • Evaluate, analyze, diagnose and troubleshoot technical equipment problems via telephone or at customer site.
  • Ensure equipment enhances customer production.
  • Repair and modify equipment at customer facility.
  • Evaluate equipment to determine type and extend of problem. Repairs involve board-level troubleshooting which can be performed using standard procedures, as well as system level problems which have multiple causes and no standard procedures exist.
  • Repair of system level issues are based on CSEs technical knowledge, education, and training. Board vs. System level troubleshooting is split ~50/50.
  • In analyzing and diagnosing equipment issues, CSEs may access and determine a problem exists in customer process such as chemical leaks or contamination and as a result may recommend shutdown of customer fab due to unsafe conditions. CSEs also prepare field service reports on customer support activity and provide documentation to other supporting functions on re-occurring issues.
  • Prepare quotes for customers based on labor, travel expenses incurred, and parts needed. CSEs use discretion and assist regional admin in preparing quotes based on reason for equipment failure, time to prepare etc.
  • Cross train and assist other field service engineers as appropriate. Provides guidance and technical assistance to Installation Engineers on installations at customer sites or on installing/dismantling demonstration machines.
  • The nature of work requires that CSEs work independently; only occasionally requiring guidance from management. CSEs are required to contact management on a daily basis (at least twice each day in a down tool situation) to report activities. CSEs spend part of their time in the office resolving equipment problems via phone and at least 50% of time at customer site and/or cleanroom factory environment.
  • Contribute to the Capturing, Re-use, Collaboration, and Improvement of knowledge using available systems.
  • Attainment of Certification Level 3 and PM Training. Advanced proficiency in systems level repair of a product within a family is required.
  • Advanced Semiconductor industry process knowledge required.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. Ability to work under pressure and with stringent timelines since the system is down for service and may affect customer manufacturing area.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot problems in software and electronics, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical systems.
  • Must successfully complete ongoing technical training to acquire a thorough knowledge of company equipment, the application of diagnostic techniques and practical application of service aids.
  • Advanced Semiconductor industry process knowledge required.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. Ability to work under pressure and with stringent timelines since the system is down for service and may affect customer manufacturing area.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree and work experience of 7 years

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.
More Information on KLA
KLA operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Milipitas, CA. KLA was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 231 open jobs at KLA, click here.
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